mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy pale yellow with a small white head - looks quite dull. Aroma is fairly yeast, with some dry apples and hay. Flavour is characterized primarily by the yeast and dry apples, not a traditional tripel by any means, but not a cloying sweet American "tripel" either. Finishes yeasty and apple-forward, with a medium duration. Decent, albeit forgettable tripel.
sjohnny (422) - - SEP 29, 2012
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Honey and yeast aroma. Honey gold color. Too bitter for a Belgian. Too much like an IPA. Lingering ghost of sweetness. I might have rated this a little higher had it not been from Avery and not been labeled a Belgian. I had high expectations from Avery’s other offerings and their other Belgian style beers.
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Avery Tap Takeover at 4th Street Patio Bar and Grill on 09/26/2012: This brew pours a hazy straw color with a medium white head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, clove and yeast. Medium body with flavors of spicy yeast, malt, spices and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a grain and yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear bright yellow with a fizzy white head. Crisp bready citrus aroma with strong overtones of skunky hops. Bready citrus, light sugar, grass, skunky hops, and hay flavors with a sweet finish
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy yellow gold aroma is spicy belgian yeast dough and pinneapple fruit flavor is clean malty light fruit flavor spicy hops notes on the finish dry finish
kayres (655) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours crystal clear straw colored. Slightly yeasty wheat aroma. Light body, crisp apple yeast and wheat flavors
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy yellow color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet bready malts, tart fruits and a spicy finish. The taste is sweet malts, bitter hops, spices and herbal notes. Medium bodied.
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is a spicy and fruity assortment of clove, pear, peach and white pepper. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is fruity & lightly spiced with a decent hop kick. Finishes with sweetness that was a little overwhelming.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I almost didn’t buy a glass of this - the sample I had at the bar tasted like a cross between a wheat beer and cough syrup. But I’m giving it a shot anyway... just because I’ve had everything else available at Flying Saucer San Antonio.
It has a solid, medium-orange color and a dense, bright white head that reminds me a little of frothy egg whites. Its aroma is unique, but good... a slight perfume that’s almost floral shoves its way into the nose, then continues to decorate with a sweet, alcoholic, almost cherry-like alcohol stickiness. It’s a really nice bouquet, actually.
In the mouth... not as fun. It has a very smooth and practically silky mouth feel, but that’s where the smoothness stops. It’s flavor is a little awkward, and almost uncomfortable. I will admit that the beer is well-brewed and very interesting, but it’s just too weird for me and not really that great of a drinker. There’s an unmistakably oat or wheat-like undertone to the beer that’s a little excessive, and a slight sour or astringent resulting finish combines with the almost cough syrup-like alcohol and fruit character to cause me to make some serious inner and outer faces. Sorry, Avery... but sometimes you can mess a good thing up.
djd07 (6279) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a clear yellow with small frothy white head. The aroma is a floral hop and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with a light fruity malt and yeast and light dry finish. A good tripel from Avery.